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Book details
  • Genre:SELF-HELP
  • SubGenre:Personal Growth / Self-Esteem
  • Language:English
  • Pages:208
  • eBook ISBN:9781667852287
  • Paperback ISBN:9781667852270

No More Hiding

A Tale of Two Beasts

by Timothy Sawyer

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In the book, Tim shares the intimate details of his personal demons and the struggles he faced while turning his life around. The inspiration for the title came from famous Cherokee Proverb that explains we all have two beasts inside us, one that represents all that is good and the other that represents all that is evil, in the end the beast who wins is the one we feed the most. Throughout Tim's life, he has given into both and either paid the price or reaped the rewards. In addition to the great sales and marketing stories, readers will be able to relate to the constant struggles we all face and will be inspired by Tim's authentic and transparent approach to dealing with adversity and in the end, realizing the rewards of never giving up and not letting the past define you. No More Hiding is the prefect book for people of all ages who have dealt with adversity, uncertainty, addiction, low self-esteem. It is also meant as a guide for entrepreneurs who must deal with the challenges of an all-in lifestyle.


Why I wrote this? We all make mistakes. Starting life as a drug dealer and convicted felon at eighteen was not what I had hoped for, but that's where I was. The lessons I learned from my all consuming addiction to cocaine and subsequent one year stay in a 1980's residential treatment center played a major part in my desire to never go back.  Life is hard.  My career as an entrepreneur came with lots of sacrifice and constantly tested my ability to keep going forward, away from my past.  The title No More Hiding represents the decades I spent shielding my past from friends, employers and the community.  I was ashamed and worried what would happen if certain people found out. But I am ashamed no longer.  Writing the book with all the ups and downs, crazy stories, lessons learned became part of the healing process.  My goals for this book are first and foremost to remind us all, it's never fatal "til it's fatal." I would go on to lean on this concept many times. I want to inspire men and women of all ages to pursue their dreams while understanding the trade-offs.  I want them to know that anything is possible and we all struggle along the way. Success and failure are not permanent states, and for those who suffer from occasional lack of confidence,  low self-esteem, and fear of failure– the past does not have to define you. I also want them to recognize the importance of people in their lives, understanding that none of us is perfect and that you can’t love half a person; you must love the whole person, including the good and bad beasts who battle within. 

About the author
Tim Sawyer is the INC 500 former President and Co-Founder of Astonish Results and Crystal-Clear Digital Marketing. At time of sale, these two companies were valued at more than 90 million dollars. Tim is a recognized world class public speaker who has provided inspiration and professional training to more than 10,000 industry leaders. Prior to his entrepreneurial ventures, Tim spent 12 years developing his sales and sales training programs while working as a loan officer and corporate trainer in the mortgage banking industry. He volunteers his time teaching entrepreneurship and financial literacy to high school students.. As a teenager Tim struggled with a cocaine addiction that led to a life of drug dealing and constant trouble with the law. Prior to turning his life around Tim was court mandated to spend one year in a residential drug rehab where he became determined to take his life in a new direction. Tim obtained his GED while in rehab and started his life over at nineteen. He knew it would be tough as he had no high school diploma, he was a convicted felon and left rehab on probation for five years with a 2 1/2 year suspended prison sentence that left no room for any more mistakes. Tim attributes his recovery to his willingness to accept full responsibility for his actions and he recognizes they were his choices. Armed with a desire to change, Tim quickly discovered he was really good at two things, sales and teaching people how to sell. thirty five years later Tim has a successful professional record to be proud of and if you asked him about his career, he would tell you he's an old fashioned sales guy. He believes at the end of the day, it all comes down to human connection and helping the other person get what they want while doing the same for yourself. Tim wrote this book as a way to inspire people of all ages and backgrounds to realize you are not defined by your past, nor are you forever limited by any one mistake. Tim likes to use the saying, "it's not fatal 'til it's fatal." As long as you have breathe in your lungs and blood in your veins, you can always come back stronger than before. Maintaining hope is the key. One of Tim's favorite quotes tells us, "the worst bankrupt in the world is the person who has lost their enthusiasm." Tim believes if you can dream it, you can do it. Throughout the book Tim shares the intimate details of his ongoing struggles with addiction, self esteem and chasing financial independence at all costs, including his own health.